When you want to look bad as hell, but you need everyone around six other people? You could buy this Dodge Durango r/t or join four Harley-Davidsons and litigation before the courts. Or buy the Durango and the towing Harleys. Your call.
However there are other reasons to recommend this Durango beyond his aggressive style, updated for 2014 and voluminous interior is your combative Hemi V-8, its easy to use technology and useful, its friendly ergonomics and lightweight rear wheels based on the chassis. This latter attribute was an important factor for the first useful of Durango in his last test appearance.
In fact, in an all-terrain full of dresses thread of minivans, Dodge’s line of three feels different. No, not a SUV, but with the bones with the Jeep Grand Cherokee could certainly hold his own, but as the sports cars, we prefer to drive. An extremely rigid structure means that suspension can focus on their bands of mass high – horse riding and satisfactory dynamic delivery more than compensating for the twist of Flex, and body movements are controlled in fact well in all situations, even in difficult corners. This is true of the Durangos and the most aggressive and shock spring adjust r/t model tested here promotes the cause.
Rigid suspension affects the quality of the walk a little, but more damage probably caused by package of tyres and wheels of 20 inch r/t; We cover many Durangos in smaller diameter laminated stock and fit well. This can be taken with the caveat, of course, we test our example in Michigan, where the roads are maintained the same patterns as Slovak sheep trails.
The address is slow in the Center, which makes for the motorway relaxed cruising, but could be a little faster in speed. Accurately sends commands to the front wheels, however, for the Durango it goes exactly where you point cost whatever the aggressiveness leads. And when the front axle does not have no propulsion, as our vehicle of rear-wheel drive, a pinch of feeling test even coming through the steering wheel.
Under the hood, the Hemi is the Hemi, meaning brutal, powerful and pleasingly high low initialization complete. By 2014, the 360 V-8 hp is connected to the box of eight-speed automatic transmission by ZF 8HP found in vehicles as diverse as this Dodge, Audi A8, BMW series 2 and the Bentley Mulsanne.
Each manufacturer uses its own programming, Chrysler or builds its own examples under license, and Dodge reset software. The transmission is gears quickly, even in the various reductions and consists of perfection. The dial has some getting used, i.e., it should be more deliberate to make curves of three points, but it is true that this is one very minor complaint, probably directed with familiarity.
The three contenders ranks today, the Durango is still ahead of the Pack, delivering compelling value, dynamic leader and a comfortable and well-turned-out interior. And Yes, it was terrible as hell.